This year’s event content is shaping up to the best spread of art, market stalls, performance – and of course, also Mutant Vehicles*. In case you weren’t aware of what of a Mutant is, here’s the lowdown: they’re mobile art, created by participants at AfrikaBurn for the purpose of… well, art’s a purpose, right? Right – but beyond being amazing art on the trot, some are also people carriers, or sound systems, or even service vehicles. But above all, they’re show-stoppers that get people excited, on account of being a… Read More »Mutant Vehicles Ahoy!
Seems our little day in the sun is picking up attention in all the right places! You might have sen some coverage in the Southern Suburbs Tatler, and also in the People’s Post – and hot on their heels comes a great article on Business Day, which features an interview with one of our team members, Obs resident Monique Schiess, who has been instrumental in bringing Streetopia to life. The article also details some of the history of AfrikaBurn, and Burning Man, and how those have come to influence the… Read More »We’re in the News!
Streetopia’s a community event, and one at which you’re ewncouraged to actively participate – after all, it’s your event, where you are the action and the attraction. This is why the event presents an open invitation each year to the Obs and AfrikaBurn communities to participate by taking market stalls, exhibiting their art or performing music or dance. Great costumes have been a feature of our day on the streets since 2015 when the event began – and to encourage people to get involved this year even more, we’re introducing… Read More »Best You Get Dressed!
This year’s Streetopia will see some changes to the event layout – with the biggest changes taking place along Lower Main Road, as the event footprint has expanded in that area to respond to requests from business owners to be included, in order to allow them to actively participate. In line with this, the section along Lower Main Rd from Collingwood to Station roads will not be subject to road closures this year. Lower Main Rd Closures Market stalls have been shifted from their prior location between Collingwood and… Read More »Road Closures, Parking, 2017 Event Area
There’s a very special super secret suspended aerial artpiece in progress at the AfrikaBurn workyard in Obs. Whilst the exact details are under wraps so that the piece is a big surprise on the day, the team that are building it are looking for some help to make sure it stays on track. If you’d like to know more, you’re welcome to join the Super Secret Streetopia Aerial Device Volunteer Team, who are looking for willing hands to assist with building this most marvellous of shimmery creations (a small porton… Read More »Artwork Volunteers Needed!
Howzit, heita and hi again! We’ve got great news – the date for our 2017 event has been confirmed, and it’s November 25th. As with the past 2 years, you can expect a day filled with opportunities for members of the Obs community and surrounds to get involved – and also for a wide range of artists, art studios, performers and street activists to fill the streets of our hood with colour and creativity. This year’s event will also see our event fooptprint change in two important areas:… Read More »2017 Date Confirmed!